One of the many perks of turning 50 is I have now personally had the pleasure of experiencing each fashion cycle from the past 50 years. From 70’s bell bottoms and Madonna’s 80s, to 90’s brocade and velvet – the ever changing world of fashion allows us to reinvent, or not, our wardrobes with each new season. As I look at my style today, a confluence of generations of influence, coupled with a freedom that comes with no longer caring what others think of what I wear. I choose to wear what I like with confidence, regardless of trend, or what the fashion world is dictating at the moment.
I love today’s outfit share. Inspired by generations of style, it’s a look that feels totally me right now.
Knowing I wanted to wear this classic Smythe leather trimmed tweed jacket with denim, I thought it would be fun to pair it up with a long lace tank by Dolce & Gabanna for date night with Mr. Bell. Keeping with the “Material Girl “Madonna influence, my large vintage cross seemed like a natural pairing with the lace top. I love the ankle zippers on these Frame jeans (ahm, Guess Ankle Zip Jeans anyone?) as they allow my gold heel mules to really shine. No outfit in my book is complete without a little animal print. By keeping the color tone of the jacket and bag in the same family, pattern mixing is a cinch.
And a rare appearance by Mr. Bell.
It would appear we both have a thing for denim and plaid right now!
Tweed Plaid Jacket, Smythe, thrifted @ The RealReal | ‘Le Boy’ Zip Hem Jeans, Frame, Nordstrom now on big sale @ 60% 0ff! (HERE) – note I did size down a size in this style | Dolce & Gabbana Lace Top (thrifted) | Land’s End Mules, Nordstrom Rack, linked in this post (HERE) | Deux Lux Leopard Print Clutch, older style | Antique Cross Pendant (Vintage)
I do love these jeans, and they are an amazing deal right now at Nordstrom (which I did not get, LOL!) with all sizes still in stock! Reviews suggested to size down and I am really glad I did. If you are new to FRAME, check out the reviews, these are my favorite brand of jeans right now!
Need some help switching your closet over for the new season? Help is here in last weeks closet purge post, (HERE)
WhoWhatWear and A New Day have some fabulous pieces right now over at Target, including some darling tweed jackets for under $40.00! For all may Target picks and dressing room reviews from last week, click (HERE).
Nordstrom has taken deeper markdowns with some fab pieces up to 60% off! If you had your eye on something, you may want to check the price – it would be a real deal right now!
Have a fabulous week ladies…see you back Friday with more Fall Style!
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Happy 50! I think you probably managed to rock every decade with your fabulous fashion sense.
Thank you Freya! You know it, some of it a bit scary I must say..I am only bringing back the favorites! xx
Thank you Freya! I do love looking back at fashion through the decades. One of the wildest had to be the late 80’s/90’s. such fun. My favorite though has to be the 70’s!
Love the whole outfit! Especially that jacket. I’m searching for one right now! Jacqui
I am tweed and jacket obsessed right now! I found this one at the RealReall.com – I thought they had a fabulous selection. Good luck finding your perfect piece! xx
Susan Kanoff says
50 looks fabulous on you! Love this outfit too 🙂 xo Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com
Awe, thank you Susan! Thrilled to be a part of the big 5-0 crew! xx
I absolutely love this look. That tweed jacket is amazing. I can’t believe it was thrifted. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect tweed jacket forever. Love the shoes too!
Thank you AMy! I have been on the hunt for a jacket like this for years…seriously! Try the RealReal.com…they have some cute ones. THis one is by Smythe. McGinn also makes beautiful jackets as well! Thanks for stopping by! xx